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Police fire teargas at pensioners during Athens protest

ATHENS Greek police made limited use of teargas against pensioners protesting in central Athens on Monday over cutbacks to their benefits.

About 1,500 pensioners attempted to march to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's office. Police blocked their path.

Tensions flared when dozens of pensioners attempted to push over a police bus blocking their way a few hundred metres from Tsipras' office.

The left-led government is expected to submit its budget for 2017 in parliament on Monday evening.

Syrian rebels aim to reach IS-held Dabiq in 48 hours

BEIRUT Syrian rebels aim to reach the Islamic State-held town of Dabiq within 48 hours if all goes to plan, one of their commanders said on Monday, as a Turkey-backed operation in northern Syria targets an area of great religious significance to the group.

Hurricane Matthew's threat to Haiti grows, some resist shelters

LES CAYES/PORT-AU-PRINCE Hurricane Matthew edged closer to Haiti on Monday, bringing 130- mile-per-hour (215 kph) winds and torrential rain that could wreak havoc in the Caribbean nation, although some 2,000 people in one coastal town refused to evacuate.

Hungarians vote to reject migrant quotas, but turnout too low to be valid

BUDAPEST Almost all Hungarians who voted in Sunday's referendum rejected the European Union's migrant quotas but turnout was too low to make the poll valid, frustrating Prime Minister Viktor Orban's hopes of a clear victory with which to challenge Brussels.

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